Foto Friday – The Laugavegur Trail

Following stone cairns for guidance I found myself trekking in a small team across a snowy plateaux in southern Iceland in 2013.

The whole team found the going to be way tougher than we’d expected for even though it was early July there was still a load of persistent deep snow left on the ground which made the going pretty hard.

The trek took five days to complete and took me from Landmannalaugar geothermal springs to the Þórsmörk nature reserve.

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Foto Friday – Suffering on the Laugavegur Trail

 River Crossing - Laugavegur Trail

A French team of hikers suffer on a freezing crossing of one of the many glacial rivers that need to be negotiated along the trail.

Shot on my recent trip to Iceland while hiking the trail for myself.
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The Laugavegur Icelandic Trek – Day 1

The Sun Voyager - Reykjavík

“There can be no more compelling way to connect with a foreign land than to walk on the soil, sand and rock that comprises it’s landscape. Nor can there be any better way to meet the local people than to walk in their footsteps and among them, on their own terms, instead of being tied to roads, train-tracks and cityscapes.” – Andrew Mazibrada

With these thoughts echoing in my mind I boarded the plane for Iceland. Continue reading “The Laugavegur Icelandic Trek – Day 1”

Microadventure – Iceland Trek Training #1 2013

 

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Wild Camp up in the Talybont Hills

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that it’s not long now until I set off for Iceland to have a crack at The Laugavegur Icelandic Trek.

In preparation for this multi-day trek across the highlands of Iceland I have tasked myself with completing a series of mini treks and microadventures to toughen me up a bit and to help me get used to the routine of multi-day camping and hiking. Continue reading “Microadventure – Iceland Trek Training #1 2013”